Physician Liaison Salary

The average Physician Liaison in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $58K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Physician Liaisons, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Physician Liaisons who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 81 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,810 - $81,541
(Median)
$39K
$58K
$82K
MEDIAN: $58,386
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$13.98 - $33.01
(Median)
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$21
$33
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,810 - $81,541  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,653  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Commission
$16,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,677 - $85,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 314
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.98 - $33.01  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.11  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,653  
   
Commission
$16,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,677 - $85,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Job Description for Physician Liaison

The position of a physician liaison is relatively new in the medical field, but very important in the changing landscape of medicine. These liaisons are primarily responsible for developing relationships with physicians in order to facilitate beneficial referring practices for both health care companies and patients. They may work with primary care doctors and instruct them regarding cardiologists in their network to whom patients should be referred. They also develop ways to consolidate and increase referrals, implement strategies to reduce red tape in receiving referrals, and create reports based on their work.

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Physician Liaison Tasks

  • Develop new client accounts, maintain existing accounts and develop long term relationships with current and prospective clients/physicians.
  • Responsible for building relationships with physicians and other health care leaders within a defined territory to achieve sales growth.

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Popular Skills for Physician Liaison


Survey results imply that Physician Liaisons put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Sales, Field Sales, and Business Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 20 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Marketing Communications. It is often found that people who know Customer Relationship Management are also skilled in Business Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician Liaison

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Physician Liaisons with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $51K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $61K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Physician Liaisons claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $66K. Physician Liaisons who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $68K on average.

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Experience Affects Physician Liaison Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Physician Liaison Salaries

Sales
up arrow 29%

Field Sales
up arrow 20%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 8%

Business Development
up arrow 8%


National Average
$58,000

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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